Southern-Style Baked Eggs with Grits & Collard Greens

– courtesy Whole Foods Market Southern-Style Baked Eggs with Grits & Collard GreensSkip the oven all together and top each ramekin of collard greens and grits with an over-easy egg, if you like. Spinach makes an excellent substitute for the collard greens. 2 tbsp butter, plus more for the ramekins …

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

– recipe and photo reprinted with permission from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.” Photography credit: Erin Kunkel © 2016 Danielle …

Kobe Beef Meatballs

– courtesy of Ivy Bar & Kitchen, Burlington Kobe Beef Meatballs2 oz buffalo mozzarella 1⁄4 baguette 1⁄2 lb ground beef brisket chubs 1⁄2 lb Kobe beef ground chubs 4 oz Grana Padano grated cheese 1 tsp (5 mL) black ground dry pepper 2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil …

Local Venison Chops, Duck Rillette, Sundried Tomato & Thyme Polenta

– courtesy Table 34, Burlington Local Venison Chops, Duck Rillette, Sundried Tomato & Thyme Polenta, Sunchoke & Blackcurrant Glaze, Bitter Dandelion Greens in a Yellow Carrot & Daikon Roll, Sweet Patty Pans Venison Chop1 rack of venison, cut into two bone piecesgarlic oilkosher saltblack cracked pepper Season venison with kosher …

Sweet Summer Night

– courtesy Dairy Farmers of Canada; dairygoodness.ca Sweet Summer Night ½ cup local strawberries, thinly slicedsplash of raspberry liqueur (optional)pinch of lemon rind, gratedpinch each, salt and freshly ground black pepper¹/3 cup Canadian mascarpone2 – ¾-inch thick slices of brioche bread4 large basil leaves1 tbsp unsalted butter, divided Garnishes: strawberriesedible …

The Back Nine

– courtesy TAG Vodka The Back Nine FOR TWO3 oz. TAG Vodka2 oz. chilled black tea2 oz. lemon juice1 oz. simple syrup or agave nectar SHAKE with ice and pour over fresh ice into highball glass. GARNISH with lemon wheel and fresh mint. FOR MANY1 bottle TAG Vodka16 oz. chilled …

Roasted Tomato Soup

– recipe courtesy of J.A.C.'s Bistro, Oakville Roasted Tomato Soup For the roasting8 lbs roma tomatoes1 pint cherry tomatoes 6 cloves peeled garlic 1 medium white onion 1 cup (250 mL) good quality tomato paste3 tbsp (45 mL) unsalted butter5 tbsp (75 mL) extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp (15 mL) …

Fusion Wonton Nachos

Recipe courtesy of Watermark Taphouse & Grille Fusion Wonton Nachos6 wonton wrappers6 oz. (170 g) diced, cooked chicken breast2 oz. (60 g) diced Roma tomatoes1 tbsp (15 mL) diced fresh pineapple1 tbsp (15 mL) diced green onion1/4 cup (60 mL) Sweet Peanut Sauce (recipe below)4 oz. (115 g) shredded cheesedrizzle …

Buttermilk Biscuits

– courtesy Son of a Peach, Burlington Buttermilk Biscuits3 cups White Lily All-Purpose Flour (or another brand)2 tbsp sugar1 tbsp salt2 tbsp baking powder11 tbsp butter, cold and cut in small cubes1 cup buttermilk, cold¼ cup melted butterDash of Mauldon (flake sea salt) Preheat oven to 400°F.  Generously butter a …